With the prediction of hot and humid weather continuing tonight and through tomorrow, Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Lambton County. In high temperatures and humidity, your body may not be able to cool properly which can lead to heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
The warning will remain in effect until Thursday evening when conditions are expected to ease.
A heat warning is issued when two consecutive days are forecasted to have a daytime high temperature greater than or equal to 31 degrees C and a nighttime temperature greater than or equal to 20 degrees C or a humidex greater than 40.
Visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca for more information about extreme heat and your health. Resource topics include:
- Heat-Related Illness – identifying the signs and symptoms
- Fact Sheet – Preventing Heat-Related Illness
- Cooling Centre Locations
For more information, call Lambton Public Health at (519) 383-8331 or toll-free 1-800-667-1839.